JAMES SUCKLING: "Beautiful texture here. Tannins are dense and compact but finely polished and silky. Seamless and even with length and succulence. Medium- to full-bodied. Power with elegance. Endless for this. Finally the best ever."
JEB DUNNUCK: "I loved the 2022 Château Grand-Puy Ducasse, another Pauillac that shines for its purity and length. Offering lots of red and black fruits, graphite, tobacco, and spicy oak, it hits the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, nicely integrated, ripe, fine-grained tannins, plenty of mid-palate depth, and a great finish. It shows the richer style of the vintage yet has a solid spine of freshness that keeps it light on its feet."
DECANTER: "Ripe and filling, the blackcurrant and black cherry fruit is ripe and fleshy, a nice chewy sensation on the palate as well as cool blue fruit and chalky, minty, liquorice laced edges with fresh mint and crushed stones which give the minerality and the sense of gravel. I like the powerful undertone here, this has structure and backbone and a real drive as well as a sense of stateliness. Quiet, less overtly lively than some, more strict but also more serious in a good way. Tasted twice."
THE WINE CELLAR INSIDER: "Deep in color, the wine is equally dark in fruit. The palate is loaded with perfectly ripe, sweet, lush, blackberries, currants, herbs and spice. The finish, with its sweet and chewy crème de cassis character keeps on going. This should age for at least 2 decades with ease. Drink from 2025-2050."
FALSTAFF: "Tiefdunkles Rubingranat, opaker Kern, violette Reflexe, zarte Randaufhellung. Zart nach Gewürze, dunkle Waldbeeren, Pflaumen, ein Hauch von Orangenzesten. Stoffig, reife Zwetschken, integrierte Tannine, zarte Bitternuancen im Abgang, mineralisch-erdiger Touch, blättriger Nachhall, etwas adstringent."
WEINWISSER: "Feingliedriges Bouquet, blaue Beeren, Lakritze und getrockneter Flieder. Am satten, sehnigen Gaumen mit cremiger Textur, engmaschigem Tanninkorsett und stützender Rasse. Im konzentrierten Finale Heidelbeere, Kirschenhaut und sandige Adstringenz, aufgerundet. 2028 – 2045."